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RE: How to break out rear A/C power from 30 amp service?

Check out my post from 04/26 and the numerous replies thereto. I should add that life has intervened and I actually haven't finished the project yet.
Son of Norway 05/28/17 10:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Portable Solar being set up - Please check my plans

Actually one of the main concerns I have about needing to stow the panels would be sudden winds that might happen while I was away. (sorry about influencing the thread but these things came to my mind when reading it.)
Son of Norway 05/08/17 09:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Portable Solar being set up - Please check my plans

2oldman, I was referring to activities where you leave your camping area to fish or hike or go out etc. Wouldn't you need to stow your panels?
Son of Norway 05/08/17 07:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Portable Solar being set up - Please check my plans

"Stow your panels." I am getting conflicted about solar and RV's. People like to camp in the summer. But it's hot and you want shade. But you have solar and you want sun. You try to go portable and you can't enjoy the things you went camping to do. So why do we use solar?
Son of Norway 05/08/17 06:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Question about Transfer Switches

Thanks, I appreciate the advice. It looks like I'll have to stick with my window AC unit.
Son of Norway 04/26/17 11:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Question about Transfer Switches

Yes, only one AC at a time can be run while on shore power. I was going to plug the 20 amp leg into the 20 amp GFCI at the pedestal. The cam switch switches between the 20 amp hot wire from the generator and the hot wire plugged into the pedestal. The 30 amp leg is not changed. I started this project based on the recommendations of some other forum members that said they had done the same thing but I know that is risky. Will it work if I separate out the neutrals and include them on the cam switch?
Son of Norway 04/26/17 08:19pm Tech Issues
Question about Transfer Switches

I am wiring up a cam switch in my generator compartment so I can plug one leg into the pedestal and run my 2d AC while I am using hook-ups. But now I'm thinking about the transfer switch in the coach. Is its operation somehow bifurcated so that it will energize a 30 amp leg from the pedestal and a 20 amp leg from the generator (really also the pedestal) at the same time? I thought it was supposed to prevent that kind of thing. Thanks for your help.
Son of Norway 04/26/17 05:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar vs generator

I would start with a generator. Later on look into adding solar.
Son of Norway 04/26/17 12:03am Travel Trailers
RE: quadrajet replacement

Why do you need to replace it? x3 on finding a good carburetor repairman and getting an informed estimate. Look for an old-timer or a racing shop. Having said that, an expert carb mechanic is not cheap. I just dropped $700 on a rebuild that was needed for my HR to pass emissions. It was a lot but the results were outstanding. However, my last motorhome, a '72, was exempt from emissions. I took out the original carb and put an Edelbrock on it. I was much happier with it. It was very easy to work on and tune. I sometimes wish that I could do the same for my HR.
Son of Norway 04/25/17 11:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ideal Speed In Class A Gas MH

I usually stay under 60. I find a group of slower moving semi's and drive with them so I'm not a hazard to faster traffic.
Son of Norway 04/22/17 04:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1993 Dutchman Brake issues-2 wks working on it

Sorry about your troubles. You could try contacting Geoffery Rosenburg at Alretta Truck Parts. He is an expert in older RV brake systems. Have you gone over your power steering system and vacuum lines?
Son of Norway 04/18/17 09:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Emergency Start Button - Connects both Battery banks

I installed a regular switch in my HR as you describe. It is handy to keep my chassis battery fully charged when we have an electrical hook-up. The coach stereo and a few other things run off the chassis battery in my coach. However I have not used the switch to help the house batteries. I would use my generator to do that. On edit: make sure that your solenoid is rated for continuous duty.
Son of Norway 04/18/17 08:55pm Tech Issues
RE: 1977 GMC Brittany

First, figure out what chassis the RV is built on and get a manual for that. Then go through the RV and note the make, model and serial number of everything: water heater, furnace, converter, etc. Use that info. to find manuals and info. online. That is the information that you really need to own the RV. (Try Bishko Books for the chassis manual.)
Son of Norway 04/08/17 06:11pm Class C Motorhomes
New Solar System with No Clear Objective

I have a battery system that wound up being kind of complicated. I have 3 battery banks: 1 set of golf carts 230 ah., 1 set of AGM's 200 ah and I Group 31 AGM around 100 ah. I usually use them for a few days of boondocking and charge them afterwards. The Golf Carts and AGM banks have separate AC chargers and are isolated from each other by relays during charging. So now I am the proud owner of a brand new solar system with 2 100-watt panels and a PWM controller. After a bit of thought I realized that I bought this system with no clear objectives and no exit strategy. It doesn't seem that dividing the output among all those batteries would do that much. So my question is: What should I do with this system?
Son of Norway 03/28/17 05:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: air compressor advice

I've heard that the cheaper HF compressors are under-powered, but I've never tried one. I have an old Sears tankless compressor head that works great for both my tires and blowing out my water lines, but it is no longer available. The Campbell-Hausfeld model RP4100 is similar and still available at some dealers.
Son of Norway 03/23/17 06:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insulation under the bed

I also did the same thing as Fulltimedaniel using pink foam panels. Made a big difference in the back and was well worth it. In extreme cold I aim a small electric heater under the bed and it makes the back bedroom nice and toasty. We have no problems camping during the winter.
Son of Norway 03/23/17 06:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: alternator exchange or rebuild

I can't make out the model# from your picture. That may be a dual-output alternator. Don't just go out and buy an alternator from some kid at an auto parts store. Find an old-timer who knows those systems. Try calling Penntex. They also have a cross-reference chart on their website. I talked to someone there once. I also have a Lestek on my HR.
Son of Norway 03/21/17 11:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grand Lake Colorado

We stayed at Winding River Resort last summer. We don't usually stay at RV parks, but we really enjoyed our stay there. I would highly recommend it.
Son of Norway 03/21/17 11:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bathroom odors coming from toilet-to-floor gasket seal?

I would pull the toilet. This happened to me, and it turned out that there was a crack in the pipe between the toilet and the blackwater tank.
Son of Norway 03/04/17 10:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Sheet Metal Screws vs. Wood Screws

I prefer sheet metal screws to wood screws, but have no technical basis for that opinion other than they seem easier to screw in without splitting the wood. Otherwise, I mostly use deck screws for wood projects. I almost always pre-drill the holes.
Son of Norway 02/06/17 09:35am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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